The coming week is likely to see many individuals looking back in time -- in some cases a year or more -- to determine the origins of certain circumstances that are causing difficulties in the present. There are answers to be found, surely, and those who are unafraid of what they may discover will find the search for those answers a profitable and productive enterprise. Often, the further one has to go back in time, the better the results may be. Everyone has a chance to redeem him- or herself in some small way -- depending, of course, on what is uncovered as one takes a retrospective look at certain past episodes.
Issues of bondage and freedom are likely to come to the fore. Some may feel tied down in some way -- to responsibilities, or by the fallout from ill-advised decisions -- while others are free to soar among the clouds. The difference will be determined in no uncertain terms, but this can be reversed in some cases.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You have little to apologize for, but you'll be in the frame of mind that has you taking responsibility for more than your share. (April 5-April 19) -- You'll recognize early in the week that you have much more on your plate than you had figured; it's time to get to work!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may come to an important understanding that allows you to compromise with someone and avoid a long-term conflict. (May 6-May 20) -- You're able to hammer out an agreement that can put more money in your pocket very soon. Don't let yourself be derailed.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- The creative process will prove complicated for you, but you should be able to make a certain amount of measurable progress. (June 7-June 20) -- Those who want something from you are going to have to prove that it is theirs by rights; you mustn't give in too quickly.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may have to travel farther than expected to come up with the answers you seek. Ultimately, the road you take is a familiar one. (July 8-July 22) -- You're looking closely at things that you have done in the past, but are you looking at the results just as closely?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You will want to take time out to answer a loved one's questions about a certain recent event. A misunderstanding may be revealed. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Someone is trying to trick you into doing or saying something that is not true to you or your ideals. Protect yourself.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You'll be tempted to jump at an opportunity that is only partially revealed. Take some time to assess aspects that you cannot see clearly. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- A quick repair is likely to take much longer than expected, but you can use the time to prepare for what lies ahead.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct 7) -- You may need a little help before you can head off on your own and explore new territory without risk. Be sure to ask around. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You're likely to realize that, just as you suspected, not everything turned out well in recent weeks.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You'll have to get certain things done early in the week in order to clear your schedule for other tasks that will require a greater commitment. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- A chance encounter has you wishing that you had made different plans, but perhaps you can combine business and pleasure.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You're likely to see things from a very different perspective. The changes you make as a result may be longstanding. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You're interested in connecting with someone on a new level, and the perfect opportunity is likely to arise.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may not be able to stop and accommodate another's needs, but if you prepare ahead of time, you can provide a little assistance. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- The connections you make with others are likely to last far longer than planned, and they can improve your self-esteem.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Quiet time affords you the opportunity to reflect on subjects that you keep at bay during your busiest times. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- With the help of someone older than yourself, you can gain some valuable experience that opens up doors.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- The advice you have been getting from a family member may not be exactly what you've been after, but it can surely do some good. (March 6-March 20) -- The work you do isn't likely to yield the results you are after, but what you do accomplish can prove valuable in a surprising way.